4:30 pm. Saturday, April 9. Wealthy Theatre. (map)
Argentina/ USA, 2007
directed by Christopher Zalla
runtime: 111 minutes
Spanish with English subtitles
Rating: This film has not been rated by the MPAA and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.
A young man named Pedro (Jorge Adrián Espinosa) smuggles himself to New York to find his real father. However, along the way, a thief named Juan (Armando Hérnandez) steals Pedro’s backpack. When Pedro arrives to New York, he struggles to survive, all the while searching for his father. Along the way, Pedro finds help through a prostitute named Magda (Paola Mendoza). Meanwhile, Juan quickly locates Pedro’s father Jorge (Jesús Ochoa). However, Juan has difficulties conning Jorge into believing Juan is his son. First-time director and writer Christopher Zalla’s film won the 2007 Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.
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